Stalker's Top Ten 2010: Chris Rushworth's Top Ten films
This year we're off to a slow start for the Stalker's Top Tens, not just because I took a long Christmas break but also because I finally decided to do these properly and publish them after 2010 was officially over. So here we are with the first from Chris Rushworth.
Chris has delivered his Top Ten films of the year with a nice ending of the Top Ten most anticipated for 2011. It's a good read and I really do like some of his choices, especially not leaping on the bandwagon with The Social Network.
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Right, let's get into Chris' Top Ten of the year. He's selected a strong list, although there is one that stands out and might not make yours. Make sure to give him a visit over on Twitter:
10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Filmstalker review)
I watched this film only recently on Blu Ray and thought it was really good. However it's probably worth noting that there are scenes of graphic violence and a graphic rape scene. Once you get pass that though you really enjoy the film and get into the story. I'm eager to watch the two sequels now. I have since read the book and that's really good as well.
It was only recently when I saw this and loved it. Probably one of my favourite Tony Scott/Denzel Washington films. So much better than The Taking of Pelham 123. It's gripping from start to finish.
8. Let Me In
After seeing the trailer for this I just had to see it. I hadn't seen the remake [did you mean original Chris? - Richard] which I have since seen. Both are just as good. It's a unusuall story but one which is different to the typical vampire film which is why I loved it.
7. The Karate Kid
Now most remakes aren't that great but this is different it takes the original and set in china. There are lots of chinese mythology in the film which is one thing i really enjoy. Chinese films are some my favourite there is so it's great seeing that in an american film. Jackie Chan is always good to watch. I think this could be his best american film.
6. The Social Network (Filmstalker review)
I never expected a film about facebook would be as good as it was. it proved my wrong it showed how much of idiot the creator of Facebook is as well.
5. Toy Story 3 (Filmstalker review)
This brought me back to my child hood i loved it. I couldn't wait to see this when I heard it was being made and it didn't disappoint.
4. Up in the Air (Filmstalker review),
I saw this back in January and it's different to a lot of films as it doesn't have the typical hollywood ending. This is a film that made me a fan of Anna Kendrick.
A different take on a superhero film but one which is thoroughly enjoyable. It made a star out of Chloe Grace Moretz and the things she has to say in the film is unthinkable for a 13-year-old.
2. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
This is a fun film and a mad film. The visuals used in this film are fantastic. You don't think an idea like this would work as a film but Edgar Wright made it work and work very well.
1. Inception (Filmstalker review)
This is my film of the year. I loved everything about it. I just can't get bored with it. There's just something about which makes it never boring and that's why it's my film of the year.
Honourable mentions - These films almost made the list.
1. Shutter Island
2. The Blind Side [UK release in 2010 - Richard]
3. Iron Man 2 (Filmstalker review)
4. The Losers (Filmstalker review)
5. The A-Team (Filmstalker review)
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Filmstalker review)
Disappointment of the year
Most anticipated films of 2011
1. True Grit
2. Sucker Punch
4. Captain America: The First Avenger
5. The Fighter
6. Green Lantern
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
8. Cowboys & Aliens
9. Cars 2
Well those are some strong lists Chris, although I'm going to say it out loud now, The Karate Kid? Not on my list for sure, but then perhaps I haven't given it a fair chance. Glad to see you have The Social Network at a decent place and not drooling over it like all the other critics. Something that you said though highlights why I have concerns about that film, and all true story films, just how true was it, and how real a depiction of the character is it?
I'm also surprised Harry Potter got a mention, that film really should be about an hour long and I just hope the second one isn't padded out so much.
Love the anticipated list too, most of those films I'd rank on mine, especially Sucker Punch. Great work Chris, and huge thanks. What does everyone else think?
If you'd like to see the other Top Ten lists from previous years, head over to the Stalker's Top Tens page.
There's still plenty of time to see your 2010 list online, here's the email link again, email@example.com, and the instructions are above. Get to it.